Sunday, July 31, 2005

Sorry and hello

Hi everyone. It is me, Shaak Ti. I have decided to change to the cardbored knight (cardbored is purposefully spelled wrong because I was "bored" when I made it. Get it?). I want to apologize on account of the title changing. I thought it was funny and I won't do it again... Anytime soon... Just kidding. BUT I also want you guys to check out my videos on my blog. Please look at them and give me advice because my freinds and I think they are hysterical. They start to get really funny on number 7.

I hope you guys enjoy and don't ignore me like you always do when I post as Cardbored knight because I think there was this one time when I made a post and nobody cared about it becase two people posted after me and nobody saw mine and then I deleted it.

-Ti/Sir Cardbored/The Master of Splap/Ari

P.S. Ari is my real name.

General Role-Play Pointers

Howdy all,
Recently, it was decided by several of the 'regulars' that a quick run down of role-play pointers may be beneficial.
As this is an open forum, I would love comments and any other pointers I've missed.
***
One important part about role-playing is just what the name says. We play a role and want to come off as we *are* that character. Role-playing should be like putting who you are aside, and taking on the mantle of another character. You can add your own take onto that character. Just look at Master Yoda! Mr. Lucas forgot to tell us about Yoda's fear of spiders, or his love for Dolly Parton. Not only, through role-play, are there new stories featuring our favourite green muppet (sorry, Kermit), but they are interactive and fun. Bill, who plays Master Yoda, thinks up a new situation for his character and writes it out like a story. He uses Yoda's unique form of speech to make the reader feel as if Yoda, himself, had written that entry.
Compare the following:
Threepio: "Greetings, Sir, I am C3P0. Human Cyborg relations. If there is anything that you request, please do not resist to ask. I am your humble servant."
or
Threepio: "Hi. I'm C3P0. Can I help you?."
Which is more like the Threepio that we know and love? The second doesn't give the same feel as the first does. When you read the first bit, can you see Threepio talking? The second sounds more like Threepio should be wearing a McDonalds uniform. The way you write your character should hold true to that character.
Some people play characters who did not get lines or backgrounds in any of the movies. These people still need to use proficient writing to get their take on the characters across.
One huge point, these characters are from the Star Wars Universe, but have no idea what Star Wars is! Star Wars are films from our galaxy, not theirs.  They should know what happened in the films, but not about the films themselves. Qui-Gon Jinn was played by Liam Neeson in Phantom Menace. Qui-Gon Jinn is played by Rebecca in our blog role-play. Qui-Gon Jinn *is* Qui-Gon Jinn in his galaxy.
Also, punctuation and grammar makes a difference in a characterisation.
Qui-Gon: I think that Darth Maul and the other Sith Lords are jerks!
Qui-Gon: i think darth mual and teh other stith lards r jerks!!11
Spelling accidents happen. Even Jedi make misteaks.
However, without proof-reading this post, it can change how the character comes off. A great tip is to write out your post in Word or (Text Edit for you Maccies), spell-check the post when you've finished, and give it a final glance over.
Don't feel like you have to go overboard for a post. You don't need to Photoshop a picture every time. No-one is in competition. We should be writing our blogs, not only for the enjoyment of others, but ourselves. We should be using our creativity. I believe everyone has showed that they are not only creative, but intelligent, with a great sense of humour, as well! Also, don't feel like you have to post daily. Take a few days to cook up something special!
Another point is the matter of seriousness. We joke and play, but no-one should do so maliciously. Many of us take our blogging seriously. We should be proud of our work. We work hard to produce something that is a pleasure to read. No-one deserves to be mocked or insulted here. We are a great team and should be maturely working together so that we are interweaving all of our tales.
Role-play! Interact! Most of all, have fun!
***
With respect to my SW buddies,
Rebecca, who plays as Qui-Gon Jinn

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Title Drama. *SIGH*

This is getting stupid.

New Grievous Update

Ok, I just updated Grievous's blog, it is Grievous's being accused of murder, and was wonderinf if you guys/girls could provide some feed back on the following areas:
1) should grievous's jedi hunts be in lawyer-like language or court scenes?
2) at the end of this case should i make a poll and let the viewers decide if he is guilty or not?
3) should the jury be people in this group or anonymous as it is so far
I hope you enjoy reading it!

Friday, July 29, 2005

New Title

Hanging chads notwithstanding, the votes have been counted, and by an overwhelming majority of 17 to 4, "Star Wars: Unplugged" has been chosen as this blog's new title.

Of course, maybe the big letters at the top spelling "Star Wars: Unplugged" may have given that away already.

Anyway, just to keep some other little group of geeks from getting it, I've secured the blogger url "starwarsunplugged.blogspot.com". That in itself doesn't change anything regarding this blog. It still resides at the old url (which is obvious since that's the way you got here). However, I have that new url re-directing to this one.

All of this took some time, considering the commercial breaks on the Sci-Fi channel don't seem to last very long. I've got to remember not to schedule these things when Battlestar Galactica is on!

A note regarding Survivor Tatooine. It seems almost half of the Ooteeni tribe voted for Han Solo this time. If this was a result of this week's storyline, that result was unintended.

I would not presume to attempt to dictate to anyone regarding who should be voted for. That's up to each of you individually. However, I would like to make the case for not making that decision based on which character screwed up in the storyline. If we start voting based on that, then creativity will be hampered when we are collaborating on each week's plot.

Those of you who don't frequent the forum wouldn't know this, but the story of how the Ooteeni tribe lost was the result of collaboration on the part of about four tribe members (including Han/Phoenix) and then written very well by Anakin/Diena. Imagine if every time the vote comes around, we vote off the character who messed up in that week's challenge. Then no one would allow their character to mess up! If no character messes up, then how is a team supposed to lose? I suppose both teams could always do a great job, and the team that did the greater job would win. But that wouldn't be that funny or interesting, would it?

Again, I'm not trying to tell anyone how to vote. Some people do the eeny, miney, moe thing. Some take other factors into consideration. Any way you vote is fine. I just humbly ask that you think about what I said above.

Paul Harvey.............................................good day!

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Wow.

I just wanted to give a big shout out to everyone who worked on this weeks challenge. The story you guys plotted and then wrote was so much more than I even imagined. Reading the challenge over again, the whole thing just flowed effortlessly (both winners and losers). Everyone’s posts and comments were extremely funny. My hats off to all of you. That was some great writing!
Eric

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

The Title - Part II

As you know, we recently had a poll to determine what the name of this blog should be. (See these posts here, here, and the comments here.)

Unfortunately, we have a tie for first place, with "Star Wars United" and "Star Wars: Unplugged" each getting 29% of the vote. Of course, a couple of you loony Slashdotters voted for "Cowboy Neal", but we won't go into that.

So, to settle this once and for all, we are going to have a run-off election, with only the two first-place candidates as the choices. Voting shall remain open for 48 hours, after which time the votes shall be counted, re-counted, checked for hanging chads, challenged in the courts, and finally decided by convenient interpretations of archaic election laws.

Get ready, get set, go:



What Should the Title of This Blog Be?
Star Wars United
Star Wars: Unplugged

  

Free polls from Pollhost.com

Funny Picture Caption Contest on Master Yoda's Blog

Will the fun never end? Yoda has a number of pictures that will be going into the Annual Jedi Yearbook. His job is to come up with some funny captions for them, but he needs your help!

If you'd like to participate, you can email me, or leave your ideas in the comments on the Yoda blog. The funniest ideas will be included in Friday's post. I don't know if I'll be giving out prizes yet. If I do, they'll be pretty minimal.

Do that click thing you do so well.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Padme?

Whatever happened to Padme?

Vacation?

Monday, July 25, 2005

Notice to Those of You Who Are Back From Vacation

We started a poll recently to decide whether to change the name of this blog or not. If you haven't voted yet, and a few people haven't, please do so. You can either scroll down, or go here.

Not to influence the vote, but I recently discovered another fan website and forum that also go by the name "Star Wars United". Apparently, they've been around awhile. Again, I'm not trying to influence the vote, but I thought that's something some people might like to know.

If it's alright with the other admins, I'll go by whatever the final results of the vote are by this coming Wednesday, either changing the title or leaving it the same.

One Yoda note: I put a copyright symbol at the bottom of my Dr Seuss post, but that is just to prevent unauthorized commercial use of my original pseudo-artwork. You guys are free to use any image on my blog for your blogs, so don't worry about it. Not that anyone would want to. But hey, if you ever need a picture of a poorly-drawn Dr Seuss-style Wookie, or one of Yoda strangling Jar Jar that looks like it was done by a six-year-old, feel free.

So far so good...

So how is everyone holding up out there? Now that the first week (more or less) of Survivor is done, what do you think? Is it too slow? Are there any changes you would want to make? I like the suggestion of posting the winner on the secret site when I post the challenge so that all of you can respond to it in your posts. The voting, I thought, worked out fine. Now some of you are wondering just who voted for you. (?)

Anyway, I hope most of you are not avoiding your own Blogs because of the Survivor thing. I didn’t mean to hijack everyone else’s creativity there. We could always have our blogs and the Survivor blog on different timelines. (They always film the show in advance then tell the others they can’t disclose what happened until it airs…)

So I was thinking, because this is going to be a bit of an investment in time, I thought I’d add a final prize of my own.

The final winner, in addition to their character winning a million credits, will also receive these 5 comic books.











Tales of the Jedi circa 1983. All five issues in NM condition from my personal collection. Just to sweeten the pot.

Everyone’s posts on the Survivor are great. Half my work is hooked on it, and I’m looking forward to adding a few twists of my own.

Eric

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Picture time

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Friday, July 22, 2005

Eric, What's Your E-Mail Adress?

I forgot it, that's the problem. I can't vote on the tribal council without it, you see. Granted, I chose my vote by "eeny meeny miney mo" (sorry, Drew) but I still think it's important.

Guess Who's Back?

....Me!

I have to say, this week has been pretty fun. I'm sure I'll be keeping a lot of those memorable experiences close, as well as add on the the list of stupid things I've said.
Example: "Why is my bed wet?"

Needless to say, I'm glad to be back in business. I just hope I haven't missed too much!

--Katrina

I am Fluke as you are he as you are me and we are all together

goo goo g’joob.

There are some who call me....Drew?
34/M/USA
manufacturing/engineering director

Why're you doing this?
fun...and escape. Big Sci-fi fan. Just following Yoda's, Han's and ol' Ben's footsteps.

Why Fluke Starbucker? He's not even a real character, for crying out loud.
Actually he is, though not from Star Wars. He's a spoof....from possibly the first indy parody of SW called "Hardware Wars" that came out in 1977. I think I read somewhere that Lucas considered it his fav parody of Ep4. If you're into bad , bad low budget, low-tech movies that are built on stupidity, making fun of an original, and are just plain cheesy ( I'm looking at you, Leia), you should make an attempt to locate a copy and check it out. I assure you, you will want a refund of whatever money you paid to rent it, and you be sorely disappointed, but that's most of the beauty of it.

Let's take a quick look at one memorable moment from Hardware Wars:

Fluke Starbucker: Jeepers! What is it, Augie Ben Doggie? Did you feel a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced?
Auggie Ben Doggie: No, just a little headache.

Anyway, with Fluke, I can whine like Luke did in the movies and complain about people confusing me for Luke, and often, I'll try to very closely mimic the Luke from the screen. For example - the message I sent to Obi about my missing Lightsabre was written as a parallel with Leia's message to Obi from EP4 in mind. Fluke entering Jabba's lair was written to resemble Luke's entrance in Ep6....

but here's what I really like - I'm not trapped into being Luke. I am free to be whatever, so I can guiltlessly make fun of anything - SW, or Trek, or any other galaxy.

Generally, Fluke is naive, tenderhearted, competitive, and good-natured. He will always push for good to triumph, and likes to look at the bright side of any and all situations.

You post 5 days a week, where do you get ideas?
Normally it's off the cuff as they hit me, or I may play on something from any of your blogs - like with Aayla's rescue. But on that one, I attempted to think ahead some, and it hurt my brain, and didn't flow as well as I would've liked.

Oh, and about the M-F... looks out on production floor to see if anyone's paying attention, then whispers: Yes, I strictly blog at work. shhhhh! Don't tell anybody. I'm very busy aside from the blog, and sometimes come in early or stay late to do it. But here this week I've had to resort to putting up nonsense images in the hopes you guys would comment something interesting about them...sorry. Also, the corporate filter here prevents me from the forum, but I'll hopefully be able to visit there once or twice a week.


Pics?
GIS and YIS produce slightly different results on searches. I also Photoshop and Paint, and have a fairly large collection of old and new manipulated images that I like to write around.

Tips and tricks I know from blogging?
Nothing comes to mind. Fluke is my first blog. I'm learning from you guys.

Comments?
They're good. I like them: reading them and leaving them.

I never would've imagined this would be this much fun.

Darn you JawaJuice!

Yoda Needs Your Help!

Who's the thief that stole Yoda's potty plank and rubber ducky? You get to decide! That's right, you get to determine the fate of the eight suspects.

Who's innocent?

Who's guilty?

Go to Yoda's blog and vote now. Your votes will determine tomorrow's post.

Thanks,
Bill J.

Funny

Oh my god I was looking around online and found funny video! It is in the links!

-Ti

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Not just a Blogger...

Just thought I'd show everyone some of the recent original artwork i've been doing lately. If I'm not writing or blogging, I can be seen hunched over a canvas or (in this case) over a computer with a painting program.

Eric

How'd that happen?

In today's episode of "Let's laugh at the helpless technophobe" Chris posts his message about the Scurrier challenge on the S:T blog *after* Wookieehobbit/Leia and Jonathan/Grievous post theirs, but somehow the post appears *before* the other two. What is going on?

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Hubba Hubba

I think I am in lust


I is culprit!

Oh my god this is funny shiz. I changed it to untied and all of you are confused! I think that is funny! YAY! You guys are probally mad at me... sorry.... But it was funny!

-Ti

Monday, July 18, 2005

The Title

Star Wars __________ What should the title be?

Star Wars Unite
Star Wars United
Star Wars Untied
Star Wars Unplugged
Behind the Star Wars
Revenge of the Star Wars
Cowboy Neal

  

My Now Slightly Less Pathetic Photshop Skills

Thanks to the influence, peer pressure, and great work done by many of you, I've been able to bump my Photoshop skills up to "slightly less pathetic". ("Oh, that's what layers are for.")

You can see my sorry work in the latest post on Master Yoda's Blog.

Post: Bad Redneck Influence

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Pointing something out

A shadow and a threat have been growing in my mind. Something unties.
Did someone change the title, or has it always been like that? Sorry if I'm slow, but I just noticed it.

Cardboard

From now on I'll just be cardboard knight. You can see about him 2 posts below. If anyone thinks I should keep Shaak Ti please tell me. I think the cardboard knight is better though. I even have movies on it!

-Ti

Saturday, July 16, 2005

SWU Eyewitness News - See It Here First

As you may have noticed, I put a button linked to the Survivor blog in the sidebar. As you can see from how brilliantly constructed it is, it took me hours to make! Ok, well maybe I just took five minutes to crop and re-size the neat logo that Eric/JJ made, but still, those were an intense five minutes!

Anyway, if you'd like to use it on your blogs, here's the code for easy reference:





It's always best to try to get all of that code on one line, instead of three lines like I have it split up here. I know the print is small and hard to read, so I'll be posting the code in the forum that Nick/Dooku set up as well.

I will also be trying to make a button for the forum. By the way, new people, have you joined the forum yet? You should.

Speaking of new people, I added a couple to the blog roll on the Yoda blog last night. I see I have a couple of more to add tonight. So, if you're new and you don't see your blog in the list of links on the Yoda blog by Monday, shoot me an email and I will rectify the situation.

Me

HI. Im the guy that does Shaak Ti. I have a website about me: "The Cardboard Knight". It is about me in my hand-crafted cardboard knight suit! Everything is really fast in it making it hysterical. You can take a look at my movies in the link below. The movies are then linked again on the sidebar!

-Ti/Knighted
This is link

I am poster. Here, me post



I've updated my blog and added a couple of super-funny entries. They are so funny that if you don't find them funny then you are probably that robot bank teller that the Joker used in the old Batman TV show that exploded when it didn't laugh at Batman's super funny joke because robots don't have the capacity to laugh. Which is sad.

Also, I've updated my blog roll. I am trying to include all who have commented on my site or rolled me on their own site. If you feel slighted, please feel free to dial 1-800-wah and ask for extension Boo Hoo. Better yet, leave me a message in the comments section and I will add you presently.

Whew. I guess most of you are busy on Tatooine, which is cool. I would have loved to play, but I've just got so much to do, you know. I can't afford to take a trip to that godforsaken, er, I mean lovely place.

Interestingly, the word "blog" is not recognized by the blog's spell check. Discuss.

Photoshop Jedi Masters

I'd just like to say, I have never come across so many people who can write, who are funny and who know how to use Photoshop!

How is this possible??

Your "Real" Blogs

Hi,

Since I'm sure everybody here has at least one other non-character blog, please post the links to your real blogs here. I'd like to see what you do when you're not in character.

My blog is The Lion's Domain.

Thanks!

Michelle

Survivor Suggestion

I was browsing all the new posts on the Survivor site this morning, congratulations to all for a great start. Some really great material to work with!

I would however like to make a suggestion. In the title of your entry, can you put your one word name and then the title? Something like:

Palps: Arrival of the Sith

or

Leia: Whassup

This will make the entries a little easier to read, and you know which character it is without having to scroll to the bottom.

Just my 2 credits worth...

Valerie aka Yaddle

Valerie
21. F. California
English Major going to a technical school (red-headed step child syndrome)

What made you decide to start a blog like this?
Umm.. I like Star Wars, like, a lot. An embarassing amount, really. I have free time on my hands through September and I can't sleep. I love Yoda's blog.. and really.. I'm just a big ol' geek.

Why did you choose your particular character?
Yaddle is the female Yoda.. I love the syntax. Also, she wasn't taken.

If you post often, where do get ideas?
Whatever happens in the day. My real blog is mostly just comprised of movie reviews and celebrity gossip (Tomkat.. BLECH!) so, I decided that any real life observations I have would best thrive through a fictional character's view point. A short, green fictional character's view point. But also, I'm an only child and therefore come up with some ridiculous stuff. I did not, for example, gorge on Hershey's kisses.. though I did think about it. ;)

Speaking of what goes on "behind the scenes," why not post tips and tricks we've learned from blogging?
Hit enter. Big clumps of stuff are not fun to read in something as fluffy as this.

Where do you find pictures for use on your blog?
Google images is the greatest this EVA! I photoshop when I get bored, so I've got random stuff that I'll cut and paste.. hence Yoda in trainspotting.

Comments?
I'm the biggest girl-dork in the county. I love it.. I own it. So.. this'll be goofy fun. I think Yaddle deserves some attention, and I think she definitely has a Bridget Jones/Sex in the City somewhere inside of her.

Anyway.. that's it for now. Thanks for letting me play.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Now Entering Galactic Politics...

Twyla
26. F. Iowa
PC Technician Student

What made you decide to start a blog like this?
That's a pretty simple question - Diena a.k.a. gangsta!Anakin. I'd been reading Master Yoda's Blog on occasion, but then Diena said that she'd started her own, and since we seem to share a single brain... Well, I couldn't not do it, too.

Why did you choose your particular character?
It was kind of random, really. My favorite character was out of the question, so I picked someone else that struck me as having possible comedic value. Besides, maybe it's about time I branch out a teeny bit from my usual Star Wars obsessions...

If you post often, where do get ideas?
Ideas tend to come mostly just from my seriously warped brain, but random daily events that amuse me and musings with my friends about the Star Wars universe play a large role in the brainstorming process.

Speaking of what goes on "behind the scenes," why not post tips and tricks we've learned from blogging?
Err.... cut & paste is your friend, when trying to code HTML? Not that everyone didn't know that already...

Where do you find pictures for use on your blog?
So far, the only picture I've used came straight from the Star Wars Databank. When looking for pictures, though, I search Google, and a variety of sites on the subject at hand. Also, I use Photoshop indiscriminately.

Comments?
Since 'I'm glad to be here is' horribly cliche, I'll just say that I hope I can do the character some justice, and still amuse... well, at least someone. I'm looking forward to watching Survivor: Tattooine, good luck to all.

Also, I plan to play my character somewhat straight, so for anyone who wants to put a completely naive innocent in an ugly or strange situation, feel free to use Mon in your own blogs.

Good Start

Nice to see everyone's taking an interest in the game. I love reading how you're all gearing up for it. It should be fun to see how all of you interact together under extreme conditions.
There have been questions as to where to post the progress of the game. I set up the Survivor site specific for all of you to weave the story together. That site is your site. Post pics, stories, whatever...
I did it as a separate site so that people like Bill, phoenix, Chris (etc) could continue with their own storylines as well.
You can link the Survivor to your sites if you wish, too.
As for having four people gone this week, well, phoenix said it best. There's always going to be something. This isn't too serious of a game. It's just meant to be fun and a way we can all, as characters, weave a story together.
So have fun out there.

Threepio and Tahl

Okay,
Our favourite Goldenrod droid is alive. I Frahkensteened him this very night.
I'm going to see if my co-worker is still going to blog with him. If not, I so do not want to take on another character. I was thinking that if my coworker doesn't want to play or can't be reliable with the posting and stuff, then we can have him as a backup. Everyone will want him to guest post! Who doesn't love the inane drivel of a pompous droid?
Also, Tahl is floating around. *bursts into laughter, wipes a tear away from her eye* I'm so funny. But, yeah, Tahl, prehaps an invite is in order. She is my character's old lady....
Cheers,
Rebecca

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Vacation

Hey guys!

Next week (Mon-Fri), Mandy, Breanna, and I are going to be gone! (Of course, I know you'll miss me the most!). We're going camping with a church group. Just thought I'd let you know. I'm not sure what to do about the whole Survivor thing next week...I don't want Aayla to be voted off, but I can't stay to have her give a go at the trials.

GAH! I hate the world. :(

Not really. But I still don't know what to do.

--Katrina

Meet Anakin

Diena
21/f/Boston
Forensic science student

What made you decide to start a blog like this?
I'd been reading Yoda's blog for a while, then started reading the other blogs that were popping up. For some reason, I couldn't help chiming in on the comments every so often, and when it was suggested I get one myself, well, let's say I'm suceptible to peer pressure.

Why did you choose your particular character?
The thought of wannabegangsta!Anakin amused me thoroughly, and that's... well... that's pretty much the reason. I'm easily amused.

If you post often, where do get ideas?
I've only been posting for a few days, but so far, most of the ideas have come from what's going on with the other blogs. Some of it comes from discussions my friends and I have had, and the rest is just my own twisted imagining.

Speaking of what goes on "behind the scenes," why not post tips and tricks we've learned from blogging?
Mostly I think posting slightly regularly is important, especially if you know there are readers. Not so much on personal blogs, maybe, but with things like this. Also, making sure one's formatting is readable is a big thing.

Where do you find pictures for use on your blog?
Pretty much everything comes from random image searches I've done, or screencaps/scans I've done myself and doctored or enhanced in Photoshop, depending on the subject matter.

Comments?
I just want to say thanks for letting me play - I loved reading along, and I love being part of it even more. :)

I'm a writer and actress by nature and training (yes, I know, forensics and performing arts are on opposite ends of the spectrum, but I decided that I would ignore school in favor of theater for several years), so this sort of thing is incredibly fun for me.

Survivor Tatooine: ...oh, it's ON!

After much gnashing of teeth and perspiration of brow, I have decided to start it up. We have 16 members and that's good for...yikes...13-16 weeks. I apologize to everyone who couldn't make it this time (new and old) I am sure if this goes off well this time, perhaps someone else out there can do the next one from their home planet. I hope there are no hard feelings.

Having such a late start and being so close to Friday, there will not be a vote this Friday.

You can now go ahead and post and get your characters acquainted with their surroundings.

Have fun!

I am poster, hear me post

Inspired by a Captain America comic that I read as a kid and various gangs depicted in movies about dystopian futures. I have come up with This thing.

Survivor Update #4: Lagger's Revenge

Okay... hmmmm.
After his insistence to be on the blog, and thus sending him out an invite right away, Shakk-Ti still hasn't responded.
No sign of anyone else coming forward (new or old) So what does everyone else want to do?
Should we wait or go ahead with the sixteen people we do have and say, "sorry Shakk-Ti"?
I'd like to get this thing going but I also don't want to be a dick about it either.
What should we do?

E

All About Barriss

I should have joined earlier, my bad!

Okay, I'm Kat or Kathi (my screen name is Guinastasia, perhaps you've seen me around before?)
I'm a 27 year old female residing in Pittsburgh, PA.

What motivated you to start this blog?
I read the original "Master Yoda" blog after someone posted it at a forum I frequent, and thought it was hysterical. Then blogs for "Obi-Wan", "Aayla" and "Padme" started popping up, and I wanted to get in on the act. I chose Barriss because after reading about her The Approaching Storm, and seeing her in the "Clone Wars" shorts, she became one of my favorite characters. My second choice would've been a blog for Mara Jade. (Although before "Qui-Gon" showed up, a friend suggested I do the "Qui-Gon is a pothead" thing, since that's always been a joke I've made.)

Where do you get your ideas?
Well, first the antics of "Frodo" are inspired by my real life cats (all six of 'em! Yes, I'm crazy). The hotdog story, for example, happened to my youngest, Maggie. The Ouija Board was from experience at countless slumber parties as a teen. The Obi-Wan and Batman posts are because I LOVE Ewan McGregor and Christian Bale, and Velvet Goldmine is one of my favorite movies. I also see what's going on with "Barriss's" friends and try to incorporate that in. I play as sort of the on-looker. Like me, she just sort of observes what's going on, making the occassional tongue-in-cheek comment. (I'm rather shy in real life). I thought that a straight man, not a definite personality, might be needed, what with all the others. (Obi-Wan the beer-drinking wrestling fan, Qui-Gon the pothead, Anakin the wannabe gangsta, etc).

Pictures?
Well, my avatar is one in my SW collection (I make graphics like avatars, icons, wallpapers, cartoon dolls, etc), the pic from VG is from another collection, and I found the one of "Frodo" at Webshots.

And um, that's all I can think of for now.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Coming Soon

Man, I'm so slow.

I plan a thing with Han and Lando, and get scooped (based on the same picture).

I plan to start guest-posting with a 1337-speakin' R2, and 1337-speak shows up on Yoda's blog.

OK, new plan: I'm going to actually mention what I'm planning, just in case. It's the Coming Soon thread, so we don't accidentally step on each other's toes.

Rebecca says there's a Threepio blog on the way (so I can finally take that out of my rolling-description).

I have friends that might join up as Lando and Ki-Adi-Mundi.

Anyone else have up-and-coming news?

Darth P comes to haunt me?

I have a guest poster on my Sidious blog, acting like Darth Plagieus.

Anyone care to guess who the author is??? ;-)

Stand Up and Introduce Yourselves

Okay, class, settle down. Class. Class. CLASS!! Thank you.
Alright, now we haven't heard from everyone yet. Fluke Starbucker, the Mighty Chewbacca, and Sabe, would you like to stand up, introduce yourselves, and tell the class how your summer holiday was?
Has anyone seen Anakin Skywalker? He's not even on the class list, but that boy needs to be schooled something fierce.
And, Mister Solo, I would like to see you after class.
Rebecca (who is feeling a bit like Sister Mary Elephant)

Survivor Update #3 : Update's Revenge (in 3-D)

Okay, looks like I will wait just a little bit longer. We got sixteen people ready to go but as Shaak Ti explained, he had a small thing called a hurricane come through....So I sent out an invite to him.
Now, of course that means we have an odd number.
So....Sabé, Barriss, or Kit Fisto: any one of you want to join? Is there anyone else out there that wants to join up?
(For that matter, does anyone want to drop out now? If you stay, you're commited to it for the next couple of months.)
I'm definitely stopping at 18 people, so the first one that steps up is in and that's it.

If there is still 17 people by the next twenty-four hours, Shaak Ti gets randomly placed in a team and that team will just have one extra player, and the game will start.

If we get an even number before then, The doors will close and the game will start up then.

...That is all for now.
Eric

Comments?

What line of code do I have to edit so that "Comments" becomes "Padawan Inquiries" or something like that?

Thanks!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye

Michelle
39/F/Brooklyn, USA

Internet Specialist. Former Army Reserve journalist.

What made you decide to start a blog like this?

I was a big fan of "The Darth Side" and I was sorry when it ended. I was re-reading the blog and I found a link to Yoda's blog through the comments. I was impressed by the idea of a group of linked Star Wars journals, so I decided to create my own.

Why did you choose your particular character?

I chose Captain Typho because he's a familiar face from Episodes II and III, though he doesn't get to say much. His background hasn't been fully mapped out, so I have a lot of room to play with. The best thing about Typho is that because of the nature of his job as Padme's chief of security, he logically would have a lot of contact with more important characters -- Anakin, Obi-Wan, Palpatine, 3PO, Yoda, Jar-Jar -- so he can have opinions about them even though they don't pay much attention to him on screen.

Having said that, if I had jumped in sooner I'd have played Siri, Mace or Kit.

If you post often, where do get ideas?

I just started Typho's blog yesterday. I would like to post daily, but we'll see. I have a lot of ideas about Typho's background and motivations, but what I hope to do is "riff" off other people's posts. It's more fun to play off of other people.

Speaking of what goes on "behind the scenes," why not post tips and tricks we've learned from blogging?

One important thing I've learned is that when you cut and paste from Word you sometimes carry over hidden characters that really screw up your RSS feed! People may not be able to read your posts in a news aggregator, so keep that in mind.

Where do you find pictures for use on your blog?

I Google for images and doctor them in Photoshop. Going forward, I may use screen captures from the Star Wars Galaxies online game or create new images using Poser.

If you measure stats for your blog, what site or company do you use?

I haven't been doing that. Any recommendations?

Comments?
  1. Are you 14-year-olds freaked out by old folks like me? (smile)

  2. Does anyone here play Star Wars Galaxies? All of my friends have dropped off one by one, but I'm still hanging in there. If you play and we're on the same server, we should hook up.

The Death of Shawneetown is Finished

In case you care, I've finally finished the story I've been writing on Bill Johnson's Fiction.

I'll be writing other stories in the future and will post them as well.

In other news, Fluke Starbucker has joined our blog! *crowd cheers wildly* He finally succumbed to the peer pressure and is one of us now. It just goes to show it pays to harass and annoy people!

We have other new members that you're probably aware of, Anakin Skywalker and Captain Typho.

I've been turning as green as Yoda since reading Anakin's blog, as that author writes the Anakin character better than I do. If you haven't checked out his blog yet, do so because it is hilarious.

The Captain Typho author is an experienced RPG'er and blogger. But I'll leave it to her to share with you what details she wants about her other presence in the blogosphere.

Along that vein, there are a number of new members who haven't posted yet and shared a little bit about their experience blogging. You don't have to tell us anything about yourself that you don't want us to know, but if you could just answer a few non-identifying questions about yourself (See "The Brains Behind the D'ohnuts" below as an example), we'd appreciate it!

I'll be adding links to new members' blogs to the Yoda blog tonight, so if you are an SWU member and don't see your blog listed there tomorrow, let me know.

Survivor Update #2 (Last Call)

At the moment It seems we have twelve people committed (That doesn't come out sounding quite right), plus two others I have sent an invite to but still haven't gotten confirmation yet.

(Jedisiri and Obi-Wan((Caz))
You two need to confirm the invites or if you've lost the invite email let me know and I'll send out another one...if you still want to do it.

With these two, we then have an even 14 contestants. Plenty of people for the game. I have also left notes for the blogs of Sabé, Shakk-Ti, Barris Offee and Kit Fisto but as of yet no indication of interest.
Bill mentioned that someone just starting up doing a Captain Typho would be interested in joining too. If that's the case, hopefully one of these other people above will also join so that we have an even number, otherwise he may have to wait it out.
Once we get an even number, I'm closing the doors on any new contestants in twenty-four hours of this post. Anyone left behind will just have to wait until we try this again.
Thanks for everyone's comments and understanding.

Eric

“Boy, this is going to be great!”
-Flounder (Animal House)

Monday, July 11, 2005

Survivor Update #1 (collect them all...)

At the moment it looks like we have twelve people (thirteen if you count Shaquanda) ready to go with about three or four still awaiting reply.
I think I'm looking at this Wednesday or Thursday at the latest to start it up. Since it will be so close to the end of the week, there will be no voting this Friday, giving everyone a few extra days to settle into character.
Your comments and suggestions on the secret post are good. I like a lot of those challenges. As for the voting, I think the simplest way would be the best for now. On Fridays, I'll post a Tribal Council with the losing team of that week. From that point on, each person just emails me the name of the person you want voted off. When I have everyones vote, I'll post the results. I'll give everyone until the end of the weekend to vote (three days max). If for some reason one of you doesn't vote during that time, you simply forfeit your vote for that weekend.
I hope this sounds okay for everyone. I don't mean to be too dogmatic, I'm just trying to think of what would be the easiest thing to do so you can all have fun.
I'm putting the final touches on the game, and have a huge list of challenges and strange situations to throw at you guys.
I hope everyone is looking forward to this.

Eric

the Brains Between the D'ohnuts

I'm a little late, but major thanks to Grangergirl and Bill. You guys rock!

14/F/Michigeeeeeeeen, USA
Geek, tomboy, dork.

What made you decide to start a blog like this?
I read Jon's post about Yoda, so I went on Yoda's blog and nearly died laughing. You might've caught me nosing around as wookiehobbit. I decided, 'hey, I wanna join!' so I made Leia.

Why did you choose your particular character?
I'm not all too familiar with Episodes 1-2, so I thought it'd be best if I chose someone from 4-6. At first I wanted to do C3PO or R2, but I dunno how R2's blog would work and I just decided I like Leia better (sorry 3PO). Right now, I'm still testing stuff out. I don't know exactly what personality I want her to have. For a while I wanted her to be British, but I decided I suck at that. I've settled for her just being bossy.

If you post often, where do get ideas?
Out my head. Lately I had'nt been getting a lot of ideas so I decided to go on a short vacation with Chewie.

Speaking of what goes on "behind the scenes", why not post tips and tricks we've learned from blogging?
Chances are, I haven't learned anything you don't already know. This is a person who's just figgerd out how to link through comments. But it's a good idea to have the whole post typed on Word somewhere in case Blogger Publishing decides to screw you over. Also, I spent a looong time trying to figure out what the U in SWU stands for. It's United!

Where do you find pictures for use on your blog?
The good ones I sponged from Google. I also use MS paint. I'm thinking of taking photos myself instead.

If you measure stats for your blog, what site or company do you use?
I use Pet Medicine, which probrably isn't the best one because it counts refreshes, but it's easy and you don't have to sign up.

Comments?
Just curious. How many of you are left-handed?

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Survivor: Tatooine















Keep in mind, this is only a suggestion.

Okay, here’s the proposal…

(I’m posting here instead of the more secretive site to reach those who have yet to join up. (…Fluke) I know I might be giving a little away to the general public, but maybe think of it as an advertisement of things to come.)

I would like to set up a new, communal blog site, much like this one, where invited guests come as their characters on a Survivor: Tatooine game.

Having a separate blog site for this will allow those people to still continue with their own blogs (such as Bill’s). It also allows those people voted off early to not have to hang around until it’s done.

This is as far as I’ve thought out the game…

Since J.J. calls this place his home, it was suggested to me that he should host it.

Get an even number of people to sign in to the Survivor Blog then J.J. will start the festivities. If we have enough people, we’ll start off with two teams starting in slightly different parts of Tatooine. Everyone then can post on the blog telling of how their character is interacting with each other, building off ideas started by one another which this group does very well!

Once a week I’ll post a challenge for everyone to respond to as they will.
Determining who wins the challenges had me stumped for a while but I think I have an idea. If you guys trust me, I can randomly generate a team (or later individual winner) and announce it a few days later. I promise there will be no favoritism!

When it gets to the individual challenges, after randomly determining the winner, I could even email that winner before hand so that when they write in their challenge blog, their character is shown to win. I’m still up for suggestions on this, but this does seem the most straight forward.

Tribal Counsel is once a week. The loosing tribe needs to vote off someone. I thought about having a vote counter like the ones shown on these blogs but the problem with that is that people can see how the vote is going and may vote accordingly. To truly be secret I thought of having the contestants email me their vote whereby I will then post the results in true dramatic fashion sometime that weekend.

This is not a blog where you would have to write in everyday. Far from it. I was thinking that the contestants should at least write one entry a week (more if desired-and encouraged) describing their wellbeing and challenges. They would also be required to cast a vote after tribal counsel. Anyone voted out can also post a farewell message afterwards, but should refrain from anymore posts on this site until the game is over (unless they are on the jury, in which case they will have a final say at the end).

I will be posting Tuesday mornings (U.S. Pacific time) with challenges, Friday mornings with a tribal council (where I will reveal who won or lost the challenges and thus, start the vote) and sometime during the weekend to announce the vote once everyone has cast them. Any one deciding to do this should be committed to it for the some-odd weeks it takes to go through it.

I have plenty of ideas for challenges, situations, and rewards. (Thanks also to some of you out there with some great suggestions too.)

The winning character gets a million credits plus bragging rights.

Above all, HAVE FUN! This is a chance to play these characters together in a crazy-fun situation. Everyone here is extremely talented. I really think this would be a cool thing to do, but it is, after all, only a suggestion. If most of you are not into the idea, that’s okay too. Really.

Feel free to add your concerns, comments or ideas. I kinda think this might work but I’m also open to other possibilities.

So what do you say, out there? Who wants to play?

Eric

*crawls out from underneath the shopping bags*

Thanks for the invite! I think it was just me being an idiot and deleting everything that looked like spam! Well, I'm here now (a bit late), but here’s a small bit of info about me ^_^


My real name's Jaime (better known as Jai), but online I tend to be known as tamuma. You can call me whatever, but I'll be signing off as tamuma! I’m 20, female, and from the UK (and sister to Caz).


What made you decide to start a blog like this?

My friend sent me master yoda’s blog and I was hooked! Then Caz came up with the idea as starting our own and padme’s blog was born…


Why did you choose your particular character?

I chose it because I like Padme’s character, and I thought it would be easy to think of things to write for her journal (Although it isn’t). Padme appealed to me because you can tell that she’s vastly intelligent, but just doesn’t show it half the time! The Padme I try to portray is really ditzy, a little bossy, and a bit of an airhead. But I’m sure she also has some intelligence somewhere!


If you post often, where do get ideas?

I just pull ideas out of the air (which is why they don’t come that often ^_^). Also other people’s blogs sometimes give me ideas. I'm not a great writer, but hopefully through this I'll be able to better my ability to write, so please bear with me!

In real life?

I'm a Uni student! And I'm really not keen on shopping at all! When I'm online, I just tend to play games (which is why i so often forget to post -_-).

For photos I use photobucket, but this could be a problem for people with a lot of traffic!

~tamuma


On the trail of a Jedi

Dooku's back!

Finally, after a week, I've updated Dooku.
And thanks to Bill - intentionally or no - for keeping Dooku alive through his last 5 posts.
And also for the SLA commandments idea.
:D


I think whatever little talent I may have had at the start is slowly dying - my posts are getting steadily dryer.

Well, cheerio.

Nick/Dooku

Friday, July 08, 2005

The Shaquanda Factor - Master Yoda

Springer. That word is the very epitome of what is wrong with humanity. It is also represents the only way people who live in trailer parks and housing projects can get on TV, unless you count the 6 o'clock news. I never watch the show by choice, and every time I am forced to watch it, I feel myself getting stupider by the minute.

Unfortunately, it seems Mr. Springer and I have a cross-over demographic in our audiences, because I've gotten a number of requests in the form of comments for Yoda to go on the Jerry Springer Show. I had resisted the idea. I always thought Yoda was too classy to go on that show. But I figured it was a good way to end the Dooku series of posts I was doing. Besides, I'm not above compromising my creative integrity in order to kiss up to my readers.

So its 2:30 in the morning as I'm writing the post and thinking I should probably have Dookie Monster and the Green One share the stage with other Springer guests. After all, how do you really know it's the Springer show if not for the guests? Jerry really serves roughly the same purpose on that show as the furniture. So I come up with two characters, Charlene, who lives in a trailer park, and Shaquanda, who probably lives in a housing project. Then I decide the story would be too convoluted to have both characters, so Charlene gets the ax.

But as I'm writing Shaquanda's part, I'm thinking there might be problems. This character could be controversial. I had two concerns:
1) Someone might accuse me of furthering a racial stereotype, which was not my intention. In fact, I try to do the exact opposite on my blog. Not because it's politically correct but because it's the right thing to do. Besides, it's funnier that way. So Shaquanda was really meant to represent a typical Springer guest, nothing else.
2) I was giving Shaquanda a lot of space, and almost all of the action. I imagined complaints similar to, "I wanted to see Yoda kick some butt, not this Shaquanda person."

I decided to go with my original ideas however and just brace for the negative reaction. It turns out, I did get a fairly strong reaction to that character - an overwhelmingly positive one. As of this writing, I have 21 comments, and a number of them have to do with Shaquanda, some of them even indicating they would like to see her in upcoming posts! It just goes to show you never know how people will react.

Will we see Shaquanda in future posts? I'm thinking about it. It would be a first for Master Yoda's Blog. So far, all of the characters have been existing ones created by Mr Lucas and Co. Also, I've been careful only to include in Yoda's supporting cast characters that readers would be familiar with if they've seen the movies (but not necessarily read the books or anything else in the "expanded universe"). But who knows? I'll be asking you SWU members what you think when next I visit the forum.
_____________
In other Yoda news, I've put up a Star Wars United list of links on the Yoda blog, linking to every member of our little group. In keeping with the majority will here, as expressed in Han/Phoenix's poll he posted a couple of days ago, I don't actually link to this blog, just the individual members. I know it's overdue. You guys have been linking to me and each other for a long time.
But as you may have noticed, I don't link to anyone else's blogs. The reason for that has to do with a policy I adopted early on. Shortly after the Yoda blog became popular, people started offering the reciprocal linkage. That was nice and all, but I had found at the time over 100 different sites that had linked to me, and the list continued to grow. I didn't want to have a great big long ugly link list, yet I felt if I link to one person, I have to link to everyone. Besides, there were some blogs I didn't want to link to; you know the kind.
But I hate to hurt people's feelings. So I decided it would be easier just to tell everyone, "I'm sorry, I don't link to anyone. It's not you. It's me. But we can still be friends, right?" I also decided that any linking I do would be within the posts themselves.
However, I've made an exception for you guys. You've made up the core of my readers lately, especially in the form of comments, so it's the least I can do. I hope you can forgive me.

_____________
In other SWU news, the Mighty Chewbacca has joined us! Welcome! Write a post and introduce yourself, Chewie. While you're at it, join the forum too.

-Bill

New Thread

I thought I was out of ideas, but came up with a new one last night. Since Palpatine now has a toddler on his hands, there has got to be some material there. Having a couple of kids of my own, I am sure I can draw upon experience.

London

Padme and I are both ok, I don't know about any other Brits who post on here though.

London is a great city with a great spirit and we will not be defeated by cowards, we will pick ourselves up as we have always done and continue with our everyday lives. We will not give these extremists the satisfaction of disrupting the city as they intended. They are cowards who haven't the courage to fight properly, instead they have to kill and injure innocent people. Men, women, children, black, white, Christian, Jew and Muslim. These extremists are not targeting one group of people they are just ruthless killers and it is sickening. I praise the emergency services for the brilliant work they did, the transport for London authority for using their busses to treat wounded and evacuate people to hospital then promptly resuming near normal service, and also the salvation army and other charities who helped although were not in the spotlight as the others, It is people like this who were back bone of the whole operation and make us what we are. A truly great nation.

As Mr Blair said "It is a very sad day for the British people but we will hold true to the British way of life."

Updated

Too tired to be funny.
But, yes, I've updated. Hooray.
Hope everyone in the UK is alright. Obi-Wan, punk'in, can you check in, so we know you are okay?
Becks

Thursday, July 07, 2005

WTF!!!

Why dosen't anyone go on my blog??!! There is like, no comments! I will almost definetly change to Darth Maul! Vote if I sould change to Darth Maul! Oh yeah, Han is another admin.

-Titty

What About The Others?

*runs in circles, calling out names at random* Fluke? Padme? Chewie? Bariss?

Where are they?

Should someone comment on their blogs to remind them about this site? I would've expected Fluke, at least, to come here.

*runs around in circles again*
Chewie? Is that - no, just a ball of fluff...

Who am I? Why am I here?

Well I got the invite last week and I sat down and I thought about it and thought about it and thought about it some more. I thought about it so hard that I neglected my hygiene and personal affairs. I thought Why would I, a non-Star Wars character want to be in a group blog for Star Wars characters? Then I thought Screw it, I'm joining.

I am 34, I live in Chicago, Illinois, USA, Planet Houston. My name really is Jon (actually, Jonathan, but Jon is short). I am married and have one kid, who I've blogged about before. I don't want to say too much because I love the character that I have created here and I don't want to spoil it by "breaking the fourth wall" too much. I really enjoy being able to comment on different types of science fiction without committing myself to one "universe."

What made you decide to start a blog like this?
I started out telling people as a joke that being an Intergalactic Gladiator was my dream job, then I started thinking about what kind of stories an IG could tell, and how it would be like an action hero with dumb lines and stuff. I've never blogged before, but then seeing Yoda's kind of inspired me to do it. It's like he's the Johnny Appleseed of science fiction blogging or something.

Why did you choose your particular character?
I took the above idea and expanded from there, I'll do something about being a gladiator, then I'll sing on the 10 Forward or visit Yoda. I can do something off the wall, then slip in something about my daughter or something.

If you post often, where do you get your ideas?
All over. Bruce The Ewok came from the idea that a gay Ewok would look funny. There's not much more to that joke, so I made some of the story into a comment on isolation -- and what's a sci fi story if it isn't making some comment about society? I wrote the Buck Rogers news article about 6 or so months ago like an Onion story and decided to add it.

Where do you get the pictures for your blog?
A lot of them come from google searches. A few from other places. I don't have Photoshop, so the editing comes from MS Paint, except for Bruce the Ewok, one of my coworkers helped with that. I host the photos on Imageshack.

How do you keep the Clone Troopers from charging?
Take away their credit cards, narf!

HI AGAIN!

UM, I havent posted in a while! I probally won't be able to for a while also, Im in Florida and a hurricane is coming and it might shut off all my power! AAAH! I also might die. If I die, Yoda is Admin. And if my power goes out, Yoda is admin. I might make Han admin! So yeah. Im actually a guy and I might change my character to Darth Maul because he is a guy and I read the journal thing on him and I know a lot of stuff about him! So, yeah.

-Ti

Finished this story line

I've just finished up the story line that I made for when Palpatine/Sidious takes out Darth Plagueis. Also added some side threads about Anakin's origins, Palps desire to eat Oreo's, etc.

Click here

I am working on ideas for the next one, nothing comes to mind at the moment. I also am comtemplating creating another Palpatine blog to bring him up to the post Ep II timeline. I may instead, just update this one and have the old storyline be a single entry posted many years ago. Not sure just yet.

Anyway, Enjoy!

The real Master Windu

Hi I am the person who does master windu's blog and incase you havent noticed on my information page I am really a girl. I am also 14. I am really good friends with the people who do Aayla's and Sabe's blog because they both go to my school and my church. I try to post just about every day but If I dont and you were really looking foreward to reading a new post from Windu Im really sorry but a week from this monday Aayla Sabe and I will be gone to camp untill friday but the first thing I am going to do when i get back is create a new post. I enjoy reading all of your blogs, when Im feeling down or even bored reading your blogs is always a pleasure even if I dont leave comments I still read your blogs and thank you for reading mine.

What made you decide to start a blog?

Well I was at Katrina's house (a.k.a Aayla) and she showed me her blog and it looked like a lot of fun so i decided to start my own blog because its something else to do in life and its like a whole different world we can act and pretend to be someone else, pretend to be a Jedi.

Why did You choose Mace Windu?

Well actually my favorite character is Anakin but when I started to read Yoda's blog and how he talked about him I thought well I'll leave Anakin to a pro, and then I tried to think of a girl I could do a blog on and I couldnt think of any other girls in Star Wars so then I said hey why not pick Windu I mean he's like one of the top Jedi and his personality it pretty easy to catch.

How do you know what to post about?

Well I look back at what I did that day and if I can find anything that seems like Windu would do I would post that or I can talk about a holiday, But usually I read the other blogs first and see whats going on in their life's (except Aayla because she doesnt have a life) and I say what I think about it or just repost it on to my blog. Or I just have to think extra hard and find a topic on my own.

Any Comments?

Yeah. The day I made my blog and when Aayla was showing me her's I sat there and watched her make a post. Normally I would just type something and not even think about it and just post it but Aayla works really hard, She will be typing and all of the sudden pause for like five mins and then she will look over what she has typed and decide well you know i think this line sucks so she erases it and rephrases the whole sentence. And I thought wow she could be a writer, But Im just to lazy to sit there and really think about what i have just typed. And Yoda's blog i mean wow it must be hard to put your phrases backwards and make it sound like it's actually Yoda talking, JarJar too I mean with all the meesa's and stuff it's really confusing to type. You guys are Awesome! And we read each others posts and it's like we really know each other.

-MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU-

Grievous and his travels

Just to say that there is a new update for Grievous's blog and have fun reading it


Johnathan/Grievous

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Updates=Hurray!

I've been a bit time pressured lately, so I've been a bad girl and haven't updated Aayla's blog as often as I should.

Anyways, here's one for you:
Time to Cheer Up

Remember: Updates=Hurray!

Fiddling With the Blog

You may have noticed a new link in the sidebar on the right. It goes to the Star Wars United Forum that Nick/Dooku was nice enough to create for us. (Grand Poobah Shaak Ti, if I've overstepped as Assistant Poobah Admin, please let me know.)

I would like to create a small button to go there instead of the text link, but it won't be until the weekend when I get time to do that. In the meantime, if you'd like to create a button for it, feel free to email it to me. I'll be happy to use it.

If you're a member here and haven't joined the forum, we'd like to have you!

Another way I may have abused my position as Assistant Poobah - I realized that the authors of the other Jar Jar blog and one of the Chewbacca blogs (the untranslated one) had emailed me once upon a time. So I invited them to join this blog. Let's see what happens.

I feel like I'm hogging the space here by posting so often. I'm going to slow it down a bit and let everyone else have a turn at bat.

Delay In Last Night's Post on Yoda's Blog

Some of you may have noticed a delay in last night's (or yesterday afternoon/morning, depending where you live) post on the Yoda blog.

The electricity was out in my neighborhood last night, so I had to wait until this morning to post.

Now for the first time in the history of Master Yoda's Blog, I've done three posts in a row around the same theme, in this case Yoda's hostility towards Dooku. The material just kind of lent itself to multiple ideas.

Anyway, enjoy!

The Coughinator

Hi, I'm Johnathan, 16, and also from New Zealand.

How did i start my blog?

Well I'm friends with Chris and Nick (who write Dooku's and Jar Jar's blogs) Well as Nick said Chris started his then Nick did and i kind of tagged along and created Grievous's blog

Why Grievous?

Well i like lightsabers (well who doesn't) and lightsaber battles so Grievous seemed like an obvious character to blog (as well as that (from what i know) i can make alot of stuff up and don't have too much to adhere to)

Where do i get my ideas from?

Ahh... no where (i suppose this is evident) i just thought that Grievous should:
A) cough alot
B) hate droids despite being part droid himself
well thats about it i just based my ideas from that, although there will be new themes coming soon ;)

Other:

Well i haven't be blogging recently as we (Chris, Nick and me) have had exams and i was revising for them (Chris and Nick don't study as much as me) but now i'm back with more ideas than ever

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

The man behind the Juice

Hello.
My name is Eric and I reside in the northwest. Portland OR. to be exact. ( I kinda feel like I'm in Bloggers Anonymous standing up and doing this...)

What made you decide to start a blog like this?
Like most of you out there, it was coming across Master Yoda's blog. I was bored at work one day and a co-worker tipped me off to this wonderful site. I can't tell you how hard I laughed at the stuff I read. ( I even wrote in a question and had it answered long before I decided to create my own blog.) Then a whole slew of people started to come up with blogs of their own using the character templates that Bill put forth in his blog. I thought to myself hey, this looks like fun! So I thought I'd jump in with the rest of them. Thus Jawajuice was born.

Why did you choose your particular character?
Most of the main characters were already taken by the time I decided to throw my hat in. But actually that was okay. I kind of wanted a character that didn't have too many preconeived restrictions on him. I wanted a character that would fit in the star wars world nicely but had plenty of room for me to flesh out. As a result, I'm still discovering what "J.J." is all about.

If you post often, where do you get your ideas?
Either from odd pictures on Goggle searches or taking an idea thread that someone else just posted and running with it. There is so much creativity brewing within this little community.

Where do you get the pictures for your blog?
Most of the time I go Goggle Image searching, get a few that look like they could go together, then use Photoshop or Painter to manipulate them.

What do you do when you're not hooked on the Blog?
Still on the computer. I'm a freelance graphic artist. Usually doing fantasy artwork for catalogs, calendars, or what ever else that will pay me money. At the moment, I'm getting together a new batch of work to see if Wizards of the Coast( those people that make magic cards) would be interested in some of my stuff. If I'm not doing that, then I'm writing. I've been writing a fantasy novel series for the past five years, but at 800 manuscript pages for the first book, my literary agent tells me it's just too long for a first time writer. So it's off to edit land again.

I suppose I'll keep doing the blog as long as I have ideas and it remains fun to do.

What is your favorite color?
Blue. ...No, red.... AAAAAaaaiiiiiiiii!!!!!!

Our Goals

If you haven't voted on Phoenix/Han's poll below, please scroll down and do so.

I would be interested in finding out what everyone's blogging goals are, if you have any.

Would you like to receive more traffic to your blog? What about your non-character blog(s)?

Or are you content with the traffic you have now, and aren't really interested in having any more visitors?

Either way, it's cool.

The reason I ask has to do the implications of this blog that Shaak Ti has bestowed upon us. Do we use it to increase traffic to our blogs and/or further any other common goals we may have, or do we just use it as a fun place to hang out?


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In answer to my own questions, I have no ambitions of making millions of dollars off of Yoda. When I first started, I thought it would be something fun to do a couple of times a week, and that maybe it would make some people laugh.

However you've seen the obnoxious eBay and Google AdSense ads on my site. Once my blog started to receive more traffic, it occured to me that maybe I could use that to make a little extra money to supplement my income from my job and help support my family. I'm not greedy or delusional - like most other people, a little extra income would go a long way.

I also re-discovered how much I enjoy writing. And I started to remember my childhood dream of becoming a published writer. So I began writing more on Bill Johnson's Blog and created Bill Johnson's Fiction. I would like to use Yoda's popularity to promote those blogs as well. Again, no delusions of grandeur here. I don't expect to become Stephen King and be able to quit my job, move to the Bahamas, and write best-selling novels while sitting on the beach sipping Long Island Iced Teas all day (man, I just realized how nice that sounds!). But if one day I got just one short story published in some small magazine, that would be awesome. I've never tried to get published before, but my blogging, and the feedback I've received from it, has motivated me to work towards that. Of course, I need to devote more time and energy to these goals if I expect to achieve them.

There you go. I've exposed my naked ambition to you all.

You're turn. What are your goals?

[POLL] Should we link from our blogs to this one?

PRO:
  1. If someone stumbles upon one of our blogs and then moves to this one, they'll find all the others.
  2. This blog could be a great place to promote both our character blogs and our other blogs.
  3. It could be a great place for readers to come who are curious about the people behind Han Solo, Aayla Secure, etc.
CON:
  1. I don't know if I want people seeing me behind the mask.
  2. It would break character on my blog to link to it.
  3. I already link to all the other character blogs directly.
Should we link from our blogs to this one?
Yes! It seems like a good idea to me.
I'm undecided.
(with fists raised) Nooooo!
I would, but I don't know how.

  

here goes jedi siri!

hi! it's really a fun thing to do. i am jane from hong kong(one more from asia!)and here goes my answer~
What made you decide to start a blog like this?
of course, master yoda's blog. i found it interesting to start a blog like this so i started the jedisiri blog.
Why did you choose your particular character?
1) i am a girl 2) i'd love to be a jedi 3) i'd love to have someone like obi to be my friend(lover?)so i get the answer:siri !
If you post often, where do get ideas?
from others' blog, like yoda's, obi's,aayla's ......
others:i love this blog and i love being jedi siri!
Siri Tachi :)

Monday, July 04, 2005

A Question

Should we link from our blogs to this one? It seems like a good idea to me, since if someone stumbles upon one of our blogs and then moves to this one, they'll find all the others. If anyone has an objection for some reason..?

Chris/Jar Jar

Behind Aayla

I love this idea....sharing a bit about ourselves is always a good way to get to know each other.

What made you decide to start a blog like this?

Like many of the other nerds here, when I read the blogs of some of my favorite fictional people, I nearly imploded from laughter.
Being the gifted teenager that I am, I wanted to do something where I could vent out my creativity, rather than keep a blog on the boringness that occurs in my everyday life--even though it does have its perks. It's always fun to pretend to be someone else. I used to do that a lot when I was little.

Why did you choose your particular character?

Well, I saw Aayla on the big screen, and thought, "Wow, she's hot." <--That, of course, being a thought out of envy and admiration. Aayla's not your everyday hottie, though. She's blue. How cool is that? A blue alien jedi hottie! I couldn't top it, so I became it.

If you post often, where do get ideas?

I'm not really sure. They just come to me. Either that, or I pick 'em up off of comments or something that happened to me recently--or maybe even awhile ago..you never know. I like to say I have an active imagination.

Other:

I'm a female Texan (yeehaw), but I do not have one of those southern accents...and despite what your mother has told you, we do not all own cows and horses, or live on farms for that matter. In fact, I live in a very urban area. So yeah. That's pretty much it.

--Katrina
A.K.A.: Aayla Secura.

People

Okay, up-date, these are the people who are currently members
Yoda
Han
Palpatine (Sidious)
Obi Wan
Jar Jar
Qui Gonn
Dookie I MEAN Dooku
Aayla
Siri
Kit Fisto
ME

These people are currently on the Invite List

Mace Windu
General Grievious
Padm'e (I think)
Jawa Juice
Leia
and one other person

I dont exactly know who the other person is because their e-mail adress is the only thing that is showing in the open invitations lists. And I dont remember who it belongs to. Fluke cannot be invited yet because I haven't gotten his e-mail yet!
Im pretty sure it is Barris Ofee though.

-Ti

My Fellow Nerds

You know who you are. I mean, come on. This blog is Nerd Central.

Don't deny it. Embrace your nerdiness as I have mine.

I've posted an article on one of my other blogs explaining why we nerds love science fiction.

Here's the link: Bill Johnson's Blog

Admins unite?

Should I make some certain people that I know I can trust admins? If so, give me a reason why I should let you be an admin! I already have Han and Yoda in mind because they know some tricks. But if you f*cking screw things up Ill.... Ill.... uuhhh....

-Ti

Happy

Yay! Im so happy about this blog! Two days already and we have a HUGE blog! I hope this dosen't become a problem. Hmmm.. i have some funny pictures on my blog. Check them out here!

-Ti

Forum

'evening everyone.

I've set up a forum - did it fairly quickly, so it's probably full of holes, but point them out, and I'll patch them as we go along...

Forum located at: http://s12.invisionfree.com/Star_Wars_United/index.php?

Instructions: When you first visit the page, you won't see any topics. Register (preferably with your character's name) and you'll see a General Discussion forum. Open that, then post in the 'Sign in' thread so I can give you permission rights to the other areas. When I've done it I'll edit your post in a different colour confirming it.

Oh, and one more thing - the logo graphics at the top - are they too big? I'm doing this on a widescreen monitor, so they may be out of frame, I dunno.
If so, tell me, and I'll resize 'em.

Will the real Kit Fisto please stand up

G'day from Australia guys

My name is Angeles 25/m/Australia

What made you decide to start a blog like this?
I found Master Yoda's blog one day and I couldn't stop laughing (I think the first post I saw was the one about the spider in the bed) and I would come on every few days to read it as i found it all rather entertaining. When I noticed the entry that mentioned all the other Star Wars characters who had thier own blog and how they all interacted in character. I tried to find a Star Wars character who hadn't created thier own blog, and well here I am

Why did you choose your particular character?
I wanted to use a character who fans knew of, but didn't really know about. That way I pretty much had free reign to write about anything I wanted and no one could tell me it wasn't in character.

And plus who didn't think it was cool when Kit cracked that grin after he force pushed that battle droid in episode 2?

If you post often, where do get ideas?
Due to my current long work hours,I only have 3 posts to my blog so far, but I often think about things during the day and then I try to think of ways I can give them a Kit kinda spin. So my fingers are crossed that one day Kit will become more alive and adept as I get used to blogging in character

Where do you find pictures for use on your blog?
Google image search is my best friend so far

If you measure stats for your blog, what site or company do you use?
I have no idea how to set up a counter, maybe one day I will learn

Master Yoda

I guess it would be nice if I answered my own questions!

31/M/Florida, USA

What made you start a blog like this?
It was my wife's idea. We both are fans of the Incredible Hulk's Blog. (If you haven't checked it out, you should. It's really funny.) One day after reading it, she said that I should do something like that, but with Yoda. It sounded like a funny idea to me, so I gave it a shot.
DarthSide pre-dated my blog, but I wasn't aware of its existence until sometime after I had begun mine.

Why did you choose your particular character?
See above.

If you post often, where do you get ideas?
I post everyday in order to maintain my traffic. To be honest, I would like to use the popularity of my blog to do other things, so traffic is important to me for now.
I think you have to really define your characters, including your "supporting cast" very well. Give them detailed personalities. That way, when you're trying to think of what to write, you can just close your eyes and imagine your characters interacting with each other. Then a story will come to mind.
I also check my email address (askyoda@gmail.com) to see if anyone has emailed me some picture they've manipulated. That makes it really easy. I can always come up with some story around it.
I've begun checking the news before I do each post as well, since I would like to start including current events more in my posts. Unfortunately, most news lately doesn't really lend itself to humor.
Still, it's not always easy! Several times, I've been up at 2am in a Migraine-induced fog (the only time I get to write most days is late at night), trying to think of something. I think that explains all the fart jokes.

Where do you find pictures for use on your blog?
Sometimes someone will email me a picture. Otherwise, I just do a Google or Yahoo search, then Photoshop it.

Shaak Ti - what about a directory of all of the members' blogs in the sidebar? Maybe include both the character blogs and our other blogs? Just a thought.

I realize I've made a lot of suggestions since coming here. If I'm coming off as bossy, just let me know!

Vote on something.

Hey guys, Since I am admin, we need to vote for changes to the blog. Now the first ballot is right here:

Ballot #1: Navbar

Do you guys think the site would look better without a blogger Navbar? If so VOTE! (The navbar is the thing on the top that says next blog and stuff) I think it would also be funny that people couldn't keep clicking next blog. They would have to go back!

-Titty I MEAN -Ti

The Face Behind the Frog

About Me
I'm Chris aka Jar Jar Binks, 15, from New Zealand.

Why did I decide to start my blog?
Well, Bill/Yoda was my inspiration, really, but Caz/Obi-Wan was also to some extent. It just seemed like something fun to do.

What made me choose Jar Jar as a character?
I like Jar Jar, he's my favorite character in the prequel trilogy, and it gets me so mad that 80% of all sites about him are sites suggesting ways he should die. And that Lucas gave him one line (ONE MEASLY LINE) in episode three. This is a character who can kill twenty battle droids *by accident*! I read an article on some website or other suggesting that he might be force-sensitive, which is where I got the idea of my subplot for him taking a force-user's correspondence course. What are your thoughts on this, by the way?

Do I measure stats for my blog?
I use a counter-thingamajigger that Nick/Dooku set up for me. I'm not completely sure how it works, but it's useful.

Where do I get pictures for my blog?
I don't. Nick does. Go bother him.

Any tips?
Well... I don't know... I am supposedly very good at giving advice, so here goes... Saying you've never heard of Star Wars while you're in character is one idea, and not one I dislike. Personally, however, I prefer to call it a "documentary series". What else? Hmm. Eat plenty of green vegetables, and pond weed (that's JJ talking).

So, that's it from me for now. Oh, one question. There are in fact two Jar Jar blogs running. The other one actually started about a week before mine, but it wasn't updated regularly and I was kinda hoping the writer would give up. He/she hasn't. What I've done now is to claim that the two Jar Jars are in fact twins who mysteriously never met each other. This may have been a good plan, or it may have been an incredibly stupid mistake. Any opinions on this?

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Nationalities

Impressive. Most impressive.
I am totally digging the fact that we are all so international, you know, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the USA.
Anyone else on another corner of the globe?
Becks

I AM THE MASTER MWA HA HA HA HA!!!!

Hi, Im gonna do the behind the scenes stuff like u guys do.

Are you really a girl?
(This is me writing) No.

What made you decide to write a blog like this?
Well, I am actually the master of Splap!Here is where it is. I read Wookie Hobbit's blog and then I saw Secura! I looked at hers and laughed my head off. I said hey! Ima gonna try. So this is what I got.

What are those thingies on your head?
(This is my character writing) Oh! Those are lekku. They are ultra-sonic sensitive. I can sense space. And they are protective too. I never lost one, so I don't know if they re-generate. I also use my lekku for... personal... activities! I wonder if Secura does too.(Me writing) Hair.

What made you decide your character?
Well, I think Shaak Ti is hot! I also got to know her a little better in the book. I saw her in the cartoon for one episode and I went balistic. I can't wait to get the DVD when it comes out so I can see the deleted footage of her getting killed by grievious. But it will be sad to see her DIE!

If you post often, where do you get you ideas?
I get them from the dimension of Splap. It is a dimension of annoyingness and funny stupidity. A lot of these bloggers are very in tuned with Splap.